pavlov's dog

PAVLOV'S DOG

If a band deseves to be referenced as „unique“, the US phenomen Pavlov's Dog fits the bill. When Pavlov’s Dog signed its recording contract with ABC in '74 for the unheard figure of $ 650.000,- they were the highest signed newcomer band ever since. Pavlov's Dog's 1975 debut album Pampered Menial was voted by Mojo Magazine into the Top 30 of the most important Prog-Rock releases of all times. But for a breakthrough as big as the companies expected, David Surkamp's incredible vocal performance turned out too unique for the US mainstream radio. The band disbanded in 1977.
 
During a break of nearly 30 years rumors continued to swirl around. Some said David took his own life, others he died after helium inhalation. In 2004 Pavlov’s Dog united for a 30th anniversary concert, broadcasted by Microsoft. In the light of the worldwide attention Surkamp decided to reform the band. Eclipsed magazine voted the 2010 comeback album Echo & Boo on rank 13 of the year's most important releases. 2016 saw the release of the live doubleCD/DVD House Broken.
 
The latest studio album Prodigal Dreamer was released in December 2018. It was awarded „Album of the Month“ and „Best Album of the Year“ (rank 14) by Eclipsed Magazine (Germany). Breakout Magazine dedicated the title story to the album and awarded it with the „Hall of Fame“ decoration.

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